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Over 30,000 Cans Of This Popular Tuna Brand Were Just Recalled

Bumble Bee Foods recalled 31,579 cans of tuna that may have been contaminated.

According to Mashable, the US Food and Drug Administration said the cans of tuna were voluntarily recalled due to "process deviations" occurring at a packing facility not owned by Bumble Bee.

Possibly affected products include 5 oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water, 5 oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Oil and four-packs of 5 oz Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in Water.

The FDA said,

These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed.

The possibly affected cans were produced last month and sent all across the US.

They all contain a code beginning with the letter "T" (such as TOA2BSCAFB), in addition to "best by" dates in February 2019.

No one reported becoming sick from the affected products as of yet, but the FDA urges customers to throw away all cans that fit the criteria listed on its website.

It isn't clear what exactly occurred with the affected cans, but the FDA said they may have experienced "under-processing" discovered during a "routine quality audit."

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Citations: Bumble Bee Foods recalls 31579 cans of tuna for possible spoilage (Mashable), Bumble Bee Foods LLC Issues Voluntary Recall on 3 Production Codes of Canned Chunk Light Tuna Due to Possible Health Risk (United States Food and Drug Administration)